Dan Archie Flynn

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Full Name: Dan Archie Flynn
Location: Section:Monument Hill, Section 1 (H1)
Row:Q  Number:17
Reason for Eligibility: Member, Texas House of Representatives 
Birth Date: February 21, 1943 
Died: October 28, 2022 
Buried: November 9, 2022 

FLYNN, DAN ARCHIE (1943 ~ 2022). The following is an obituary for Dan Archie Flynn, former member of the Texas House of Representatives. The obituary was provided by Eubank Funeral Home of Canton.

Services for Dan Flynn, 79, will be held 2:00 pm Friday, November 4, 2022, at Lakeside Baptist Church in Canton. Interment will be 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2022, in the Texas State Cemetery in Austin.

Chairman Dan Flynn retired State Representative from Van Zandt, Hunt and Hopkins Counties passed away peacefully Friday morning. Layman, Father, Husband, and Rancher, he was a well-known protector of life, an advocate for a strong border, low taxes, and a hero to many.

His accomplishments include passing legislation that increased transparency in state government operations, strengthen border security and modernized the legislation under which the Texas Military Forces operates.

He served Texas in the 36th Infantry Division, during the Vietnam era, and as a Brigadier General in the Texas State Guard before retiring from active service.

Representative Flynn was also a leader in obtaining funding for new buildings including a Music Hall, Planetarium and Student Center at Texas A&M Commerce and getting the property for the Van Zandt County Veterans Memorial site in Canton. He also was one of the original organizers of the Van Zandt County Council of Communities. That’s the vision group that put together the Annual Van Zandt County days at the Capitol. Additionally, he was an active member of the Van Kiwanis and Canton Lion’s Club.

He was a lifelong member of the Church of the Nazarene, building several churches, and serving on the Dallas District Advisory Board for over 20 years. He shared his musical talent as a music minister and traveled with his family across the country singing gospel music with the Westernaires and Joint Heirs recording numerous albums along the way.

He was also the Deputy Banking Commissioner of Texas and served as a leader in private banking and is known for many reforms that still exist today including rewriting the banking code of 1995.

He is survived by his wife Susan; his son and daughter-in-law, Josh and Joan; his daughter and son-in-law, Tammy and Mike; daughter, Missy; and seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

His family is anxiously awaiting the day when we meet again in Beulah Land with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

A visitation will be held 5:00 to 7:00 pm Thursday, November 3, 2022, at Eubank Funeral Home in Canton. In lieu of flowers please donate at patriotacademy.com.

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